Vegan Caramelized Onion Gravy

 If you like sweet caramelized onions, you will love this on everything!    1 tablespoon of vegan butter or ¼ cup of vegetable broth      1 onion, sliced         1½ cup of red wine      ¼ teaspoon salt      Freshly ground pepper, to taste In a medium skillet, heat vegan butter […]

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Vegan Enchilada Sauce

This is good on enchiladas or tostados or anything! Simple to make! 4 cups of vegetable broth 5 tablespoons of mild chili powder ½ teaspoon of garlic salt  1 teaspoon of cumin  4 tablespoons of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water  Combine vegetable broth, chili powder, garlic salt, and cumin and bring to boil. Mix […]

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Vegan Cashew Cream

This can be used like you would a heavy cream. It can be used in many different dishes including soups, casseroles and sauces. Just adjust the thickness of the cream by the amount of water that you add when blending. It is easy to make and can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple […]

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Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Delicious! You can use this savory gravy on so many things! 1 tablespoon of vegan butter or oil or ¼ cup of vegetable broth 2 cups of mushrooms, any type or combination, without stems, finely chopped 3 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch  2 teaspoons of tamari or soy sauce  Fresh ground pepper to taste 2 […]

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Vegan Vegetable Gravy

A light, but full-flavored, gravy made with onions and celery. Perfect addition to Smashed Potatoes, Rusty’s Mashed Potatoes or Cornbread Dressing.   1-2 tablespoons oil or ½ cup vegetable broth  2 shallots, finely minced ¼ cup onion, finely diced ¼ cup celery, finely diced 1½ cups mushrooms, chopped ¼ cup cornstarch mixed in ¼ cup water […]

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Quick Vegan Peanut Sauce

This nutty flavored sauce is great over kale, tofu or brown rice.   ½ cup natural peanut butter 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar  1 clove of garlic, minced  2 teaspoons soy sauce or Tamari, to taste     1 teaspoon light brown sugar or 2 teaspoons agave nectar  ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes or ½ teaspoon chili […]

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Vegan Black Bean Salsa

Prepare this salsa ahead of time so the flavors can marry. Great to use for many things but perfect with a big bowl of tortilla chips!   1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, diced ½ cup corn, fresh or frozen, cooked ½ cup bell pepper, any color, finely diced ½ […]

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Vegan Ranchero Salsa

  Use this rich sauce for dipping or pouring over enchiladas or tostadas. This is a basic recipe that you can add more heat or garlic to depending on your tastes. This makes about 4 cups.       4 large tomatoes      1-2 Serrano chiles or jalapeño      ½ cup onion, finely diced         […]

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Vegan Black-Eyed Pea Salsa

It is an old Southern saying that, if you eat black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day, it will bring you luck and money. I can’t promise either with this recipe, but it is great as a side dish, served as a dip with pita chips, or as a main dish served over Green Rice.   ¼-½ […]

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Vegan Corn Salsa

This is colorful and crunchy and a great side dish, dip or salad.   2 cups fresh whole kernel corn or frozen, cooked      2 tomatoes, diced         1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely diced         3 green onions, sliced         ½ cup red onion, finely diced         […]

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Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.